Dismissing speculation that she is to be given the marching orders as Colombo’s Mayor, Mrs. Rosy Senanayake stood her ground last week saying “nobody can remove me”.
“It is a diabolical lie”, the former Mrs. World turned politician, insisted.
“I am an elected representative of the people. Nobody can remove me as and when they want”, she stressed.
said that under the law, she will cease to hold the Mayoralty only if
she opts to resign or in case the budget of the Colombo Municipality is
Asked about the possibility of a no-confidence motion against her being adopted, Mrs. Senanayake replied, “that won’t happen as the whole Council, including the opposition, is supporting me”.
“Members of the Council have pledged their
support to me as they are appreciative of the work I am doing as the
Colombo Mayor”, she noted.
“In the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, I
have helped underprivileged families and place of religious worship by
distributing dry rations”, the Mayor continued.
of beneficiaries under the CMC’s Charity Fund has also been increased
from 13,000 to 14,500 in a bid to grant relief to more needy people, she
“In acknowledgment of the work I am doing, all the members of Council have pledged their support to me”, she added.